Before the Creative Process
Getting started is hard.
As tempting as it is to wait for inspiration
and as wonderful as it is when our beginning is lock step with being inspired
there are more days….
where we must simply
So I’m challenging myself (and you) today to set a timer for 15 minutes and begin.
Let’s see what can happen in just 15 minutes of time set aside to simply get started.
Whether it is to write something (that’s my 15 today) or to paint something.
15 minutes can begin to wiggle loose those parts of us that feel a bit stiff, a bit out of sorts or a bit lost.
For the minute we begin, we start to see at least one step that we can take that is in the direction of that which we desire.
We can grab our laptop and begin to ponder what can happen in 15 minutes of writing.
We can begin to pull out a few ideas of things we might enjoy painting. Look through an art book and read a bit of wisdom from a favorite artist.
With a timer set, we can look and realize that we still have an entire 8 minutes left, as is the case with this writing. (This has included letting the cat in and out the back door more than once…oh Eddie!)
A LOT can happen in 15 minutes.
You can uncork your creative self. Pour some of that into setting the stage for your newest venture.
Note: After this little experiment I am going to set my clock for 20 minutes. Yes, 20–since I now have a whole 5 minutes left on this 15 minute writing adventure. I’m curious to see what happens with my watercolors and journal in that time.
Having trouble getting your joyful self in the game? Join me for 15 today and see what happens—share your discoveries in the comments below 😉